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Energy and Sustainability Division

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The Energy and Sustainability division is responsible for the planning, evaluating and administering the County-wide Energy Management and Sustainability Program. Services include long and short range energy and green procurement strategies, effective and efficient energy use and sustainability practices, and County employee commute reduction planning.

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to plan and manage County energy use and sustainability, and improve the efficiency of employee transportation energy use in a sensible, cost-effective manner. Our customers are other County departments. The primary goal of the Energy and Sustainability Division is the efficient use of energy and other natural resources. Specifically, the Energy and Sustainability Division is responsible for:

  • Effective planning, management and control of energy use and sustainability for major portions of County operations
Energy and Sustainability

Energy & Sustainability Programs

Energy Independence Energy upgrade

The Sonoma County Energy Independence Program (SCEIP) is a new opportunity for property owners to finance energy efficiency, water efficiency and renewable energy improvements through a voluntary assessment. These assessments will be attached to the property, not the owner and will be paid back through the property tax system over time, making the program not only energy efficient but also affordable.

Sonoma County Energy Watch

Sonoma County Energy Watch (SCEW) is a partnership between Sonoma County and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) designed to help you save energy and money while reducing your impact on the climate. We provide energy efficiency services to local governments, nonprofit organizations and small businesses.

Wath the video: County of Sonoma Solar Power System by SPG Solar on YouTube.

Sonoma County Transit Authority/Regional Climate Protection

The County of Sonoma is working with the Sonoma County Transit Authority/Regional Climate Protection Authority to coordinate countywide climate protection efforts among Sonoma County’s nine cities and multiple county agencies. For more information, please visit the SCTA RCPA website at http://www.sctainfo.org/index.htm.

Visit our YouTube Channel to access a library of videos about our programs and achievements and learn how you can make Sonoma County a more sustainable place to live, work and visit

Documents

Resources for Sustainable Living

  • 511.org
    Can help you plan your trip and provide real-time traffic information. Register with 511 RideMatch Service to find carpool or bike partners with similar commutes. Track your commutes on your Trip Diary for a chance to win great prizes.
  • Community Bikes
    A reuse and repair training program operated by LITE Initiatives. Check out their Events page to learn about the next free “Get to Know Your Bike” class.
  • Commute Calculator
    Discover the true cost of your daily commute with this Microsoft Excel tool
  • Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) Information
    Tips for purchasing and properly disposing of CFLs
  • DriveClean
    Find out how your car rates when it comes to smog
  • Living Green- the Press Democrat
    Your source for green around town
  • Park & Ride Lots
    Find a conveniently-located Park & Ride Lot where you can make a transit connection or meet carpool partners.
  • Santa Rosa Free Ride
    Earn rewards for using sustainable transportation methods to and from work
  • Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition
    Check the calendar for upcoming events, including recurring low or no-cost Street Skills seminars.
  • WeGoSonoma
    A more flexible alternative to traditional carpooling, WeGoSonoma allows commuters with a mobile phone or access to the Internet to share a ride whenever they like – saving time and money

Annual Events

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